Learn English Phrases – Get it over with

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Hi students, it’s Shayna from EspressoEnglish.net, and the expression I want to teach you today is “get it over with.” When we say it fast, it sounds like this: geditovawith

We use this expression when there’s a task that’s unpleasant, something you don’t want to do, but you decide to do it because you want it to be finished and in the past.

Here’s an example, let’s say you don’t like going to the dentist, you find it annoying and uncomfortable, so you delay making a dentist appointment for months and months, but finally one day you decide to make an appointment for the next day because you say “Well, I might as well get it over with.” This means I will do this unpleasant task so that it can be finished, in the past.

That’s all for today – tune in tomorrow for more English phrases and expressions.

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